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The Capitol Report: Removing marijuana from controlled substances list
We are more than one-third of the way through our 90-day legislative session and, after a few weeks of department overviews at the beginning of the year, both legislative bodies have turned their attention to debate on various bills and resolutions, the operating budget, natural gas pipeline issues, federal government overreach, and other topics. One item moving forward is legalized marijuana regulation, which was...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Getting started for halibut
Close your eyes for a moment and imagine the taste of fresh halibut. Sweet, succulent, perhaps even faintly nutty. It’s hard to beat that first bite of the first fresh halibut of the year. Frozen halibut is terrific, and in fact it’s notable because it stands up so well to long term storage. But it’s still not as good as fresh. The good news is that halibut season opened February 1st. The bad news is that it’s sti...
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Kodiak Island Births: Feb. 24
Joni Lynn Campbell was born at 8:28 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12, to Thomas Derrick Campbell and Kristy Aline Campbell. She weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 19.25 inches long. Her parents are originally from Mississppi and Washington and now live in Kodiak. Her mother works at Coast Guard Base Kodiak and her father works as an Alaska state assisted hunting guide. Grandparents are Clay and Penny Campbell of As...
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Kodiak boys derail Palmer
A career performance from junior Billy Alcaide propelled Kodiak to a 45-33 Northern Lights Conference boys basketball victory at Palmer Monday evening. The 5-foot-5 guard drilled three 3-pointers and tallied a career-high 17 points as the Bears improved to 3-4 in the NLC, 5-14 overall. Palmer dropped to 2-6 in the NLC. Jemuel Mangalus added 16 points, which included going 8 for 10 from the free-throw line. Ryan Be...
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Alumni update: Anthony helps lead UAA to track title
Kodiak’s own Dylan Anthony helped secure the first Great Northwest Athletic Conference indoor track and field title in University of Alaska Anchorage history. The senior produced a pair of top-five finishes as the Seawolves finished six points ahead of runner-up Western Washington University Saturday in Nampa, Idaho. Anthony placed fourth in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 15 minutes, 1.77 seconds and fifth in ...
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Local Results: Feb. 24
Kodiak Hockey League Feb. 21 Midget/Bantams Blue 9 /Gold 6 Aaron Hocum 5 goals, Morgan Moir 2, Kyle Mauer 1 and Stephen Parnell 1 for Blue. Jack Hannah 3 goals, Wesley Santiago 2 and Matt Schauff 1 for Gold. PeeWee Gold 6, Blue 4 Carli Glover 5 goals and Taj Devries 1 for Gold. Gideon Craig 2 goals, Derrick Schauff 1 and Andrew Brevik 1 for Blue. Squirts Blue 8, Gold 3 Gatlin Nelson 5 goals, Georgie Aquino 2 and L...
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'Ghost' pots capture up to 37 percent of Womens Bay crab says study
At the bottom of Womens Bay lie an undetermined number of derelict crab pots that are catching and killing king crab. According to a study published in 2014, anywhere from 16 to 37 percent of the king crab with shells over 40 millimeters in Womens Bay are killed by ghost fishing pots. Biologists Peter Cummiskey and Eric Munk and analyst Chris Long with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration studied th...
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Fish Factor: Indicators point to low salmon prices
Last year was one of the busiest years ever for Alaska brokers who help fishermen buy, sell and trade fishing permits and quota shares. “I was really happy to see such a good mix of permits we were selling – it wasn’t just one thing,” said Olivia Olsen of Alaskan Quota and Permits in Petersburg. “We had a lot of Dungeness crab permits, charter halibut permits, salmon and shrimp permits, sea cucumbers, and then wha...
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State of the Salmon
We are one third of the way through session and tackling some of the larger issues the legislature is facing this year like the operating budget and resource allocation. Fisheries The House Fisheries Committee heard and passed two bills. House Bill 41, “Sport Fishing Services,” raises the cost of sport fish guide licenses to cover the costs of administering and overseeing the sport fish program. This bill was wide...
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Garden Gate: Hybrids expand carrots’ shape, color options
Can you imagine digging up a carrot from your garden and finding out that it weighs 19 pounds? That’s what John Evans of Palmer, Alaska, discovered in 1998. His carrot was verified by the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s heaviest carrot, weighing in at 18.985 pounds. John’s record held up until last September when Peter Glazebrook of Newark, U.K., grew one that weighed precisely 20 pounds. Going for a world...
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